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Folktales: Fairytales, Fables, Tall Tales, Legends & Myths

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What exactly is the diffence between a myth and a legend? Find out with these worksheets and handouts. This resource clearly defines the five most common folktale subgenres: fables, fairytales, tall tales, legends, and myths and gives students opportunities to apply what they have learned.

This download includes the following 6 handouts and worksheets:

-Folktale Overview (handout)
-Folktale Subgenre Chart (handout)
-Folktale Subgenre Chart (worksheet)
-Folktale Multiple Choice Quiz
-Folktales I Know (worksheet)
-Folktale Reflection (worksheet)

Please note that definitions for some subgenres (most notably legends and myths) vary slightly. I consulted a variety of reliable sources for the handouts, but my information my not match up perfectly with the information in your school/district curriculum.

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Rachel Lynette
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On  December 24, 2013Golden Rule Days (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Rachel,
Which sub genre would you say pourquoi tales belong? Thanks!
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On  February 19, 2013,  Elizabeth B. asked:
I am looking for some task cards for folktales - My students have to differentiate between the plot features of each. This would be great. I have already purchased these activities.
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On  February 19, 2013Rachel Lynette answered:
I will put Folktale Task Cards on my To-Do list. thanks for the idea!
On  November 26, 2012Fourth Grade Flipper (TpT Seller) asked:
Hi Rachel-I LOVE this resource and it was just what I needed! I was hoping that you could update the "Folktales I Know" page where it states in the directions to list all the "fairytales" you know instead of all the "folktales" you know.
In the legends definition square on the "Folktales Subgenre Chart", it is missing the word "are". Please let me know if you plan on updating and I will download it again.
Thank you for another awesome product and great customer service!! I recently mentioned this product in a blog post too:)
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On  July 10, 2012Daisy Mitchell (TpT Seller) asked:
I was wondering if you can create posters for each of the folktales subgenre? I am willing to pay for them.
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On  July 13, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
Hi Daisy,

That is a really good idea! I will put the idea on my list (I have so many ideas!) It is the type of product I would probably offer for free, so no worries about paying, but not sure when I will get to them.
On  June 28, 2012Daisy Mitchell (TpT Seller) asked:
I was wondering if you can label the chart FOLKLORES and include a new row for folktale? I would like to buy it from you. Thank you.
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On  July 1, 2012Rachel Lynette answered:
I think that perhaps my definitions are different than the ones you are using. I used several sources which said that Folktale and Folklore are basically synonymous terms, which is why I used Folktales to title the chart. Making another row for folktales would not make sense since the term encompasses all the other genres. I am sorry if this doesn't help you, but I feel that changing it would just make it confusing for most buyers.
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Folktales: Fairytales, Fables, Tall Tales, Legends & Myths
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Folktales: Fairytales, Fables, Tall Tales, Legends & Myths
Folktales: Fairytales, Fables, Tall Tales, Legends & Myths